Viola odorata 'Parchment'

£4.75
Aspect:
Full Shade
Aspect:
Light/Partial Shade
Soil Type:
Moist But Well-Drained
Colour:
Brown

See full plant description below.

Plant Details

Gold Medal winner of the 2007 International Violet Congress in Portugal. This mound forming violet has silvery-amethyst petals which turn parchment brown at maturity. Scented. Flowering time: late winter to early spring. 

The plants bloom tirelessly in the spring until the days become much warmer.

Grows well in semi-shade or Full Shade with free draining, fertile soil.

Height: 15cm 

Sweet violets have been grown for over 2000 years and were the symbol of ancient Athens. Violets were used in cookery in medieval times and strewn in rooms to disguise unpleasant smells. Essential oil is extracted from the flowers and is still used today in the perfume industry. 

Common name(s): Sweet violet

All our plants are supplied established in pots. We do not sell 'plug plants' because those need to be grown on before planting. Our potted plants can be planted immediately, or you can leave them in their pots until you are ready to plant. We grow everything we sell ourselves, in our nursery in the Buckinghamshire countryside.